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Summer came to the city last week, when the London Summer Event Show took place from 19th to 20th January at Merchant Taylors' Hall.
The fourth show in Story Events’ targeted exhibition series for event buyers welcomed a record 749 qualified visitors over its 2-day run.
Show Director, Dominique Gill comments, “We pride ourselves on quality over quantity and reject almost as many applications as we accept, so are ecstatic that this year saw our largest amount of qualified corporates attend the show.”
In total 509 qualified corporate buyers attended the Corporate Buyers Day on the 20th January, from a range of corporate industries, including media companies, banks and law firms. Some top names on the attendee list included, Apple, Shell, Deloitte, Microsoft, Pfizer, BUPA and Deutsche Bank to name a few.
The event also saw 240 event agents in attendance on the Event Agents Evening which took place on the 19th January. The evening is designed to give agents the opportunity to meet and build relationships with the suppliers on offer in a relaxed, informal environment.
Visitor Ele Mather from agency, Brandrapport found that, “It was good to go to a show which just had industry specialists, some of these shows end up over crowded with anyone and everyone and it was nice that this one felt so exclusive”
The events came about due to a need in the industry for a more intimate and targeted platform for event professionals to meet face to face.
Exhibitor, Paul Banham, Head of Business Development at WildGoose comments, “It is a smaller show, more concentrated and the audience is much more targeted meaning you get a better result.”
There was complimentary catering on offer throughout the event with Merchant Taylors’ Hall in-house team providing, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea for visitors. There was also a full seminar programme which included topics such as, ‘How to gain ROI from internal staff events’, ‘Top tips on creative trends and content for summer events’ and ‘Top 10 new London event venues’ and a workshop programme introducing the industry to team building activities such as jewellery making with Tatty Devine and cake decorating with Daisy Brydon Creations.
Visitor Lizzy Eaton from Portland comments,“The exhibition was well laid out, the workshops were fantastic and the seminar sessions were very informative – a great event”
The next event in the series is the London Christmas Party Show which will take place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London’s West End from 4-5 May. Applications to exhibit are currently being accepted.
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